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08/14/2015

Helping Your Child With Spelling

Children who fall behind classmates in spelling, who forget words easily, or who mix up letters when writing, are children who need special, loving, considerate attention regularly at home to help them overcome their unique learning problems. Forcing an activity on them or making it over-demanding only serves to intensify the child’s negative feelings about it. Here are some suggestions other parents have successfully used to help their children in these areas.

Auditory and Vocal Skills

Good spellers are usually good readers and good speakers and vice versa. Using the school or local library helps your child develop some of these skills. Restrict the amount of TV they watch as your child cannot talk back to a television set. Children need to use the language they will be writing. Give your child the opportunity to talk with you.

Live the Story

Let your child write about the things he likes. He can illustrate the stones himself or cut pictures from magazines to illustrate them. Let him write the words without assistance unless he asks for help. Misspelled words can then be used in little games you play with your child. A one-line “story” may be all that he can handle. If so, fine.

Write Letters

Corresponding with a friend or relative-or a simple statement at the bottom of a letter you write to someone your child knows-offers him opportunities to spell.

Trace Words

This activity helps many children. Have your child sit next to you (or, if young, sit on your lap). Sit so that you can guide his writing hand. Make sure that only his index and middle fingers are extended, and that his eyes are closed. If your child is using a manuscript, use that form. Take his hand and print (or write) the word that is confusing to him. When choosing the best tutoring in Katy, Texas for your child, trust The Tutoring Center, Katy will help your child excel academically. Check out the benefits of tutoring and call 832-540-7666 for your child's free assessment. 

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